Sensory

  • Pickling and Fermenting

    Food Preservation As the notion of reducing food waste gains momentum among consumers, the importance of food preservation is taking the spotlight. This is in line with the macro trend for clean label. “Consumers are increasingly demanding the use of naturally derived preservatives in foods as concerns over the safety of chemical additives has arisen […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2019

    Flavor Trends That are Here to Stay What is the next kale? Are consumers done with sriracha? What is chocho? Do you ever find yourself anxiety baking? Kalsec compiled a list of top food trends from expert sources in the food industry. In doing this, we developed our own predictions for 2019. We encourage you […]

  • A Review of Top Food Trends in 2018

    Which Food Trends Happened in 2018? Food and flavor trend predictions for 2019 are already taking over inboxes, but Kalsec is taking a moment to reflect on trends from 2018. At the beginning of 2018 we predicted five trends that we expected to see develop throughout the year. An educated prediction has much more value […]

  • October 2018 Trend Brief: Craft Beer

    Trends in Craft Beer Things are getting hoppy. The craft beer scene is seeing an increase in growth and diversification across the global IPA segment. Sour beers are continuing to make a splash and lighter styles of beer like lagers, wheat and blond ales are making a comeback. An interesting trend that we are following […]

  • Capsicum Vertical Integration

    The Story Behind Kalsec® Capsicum Extract Cooking and food are about coming together. At Kalsec we are family. We have strong values, passion and a belief that we should simply treat people right. We believe in dedication and tradition, which is why our family has been cultivating chili pepper plants from a small group of […]

  • August 2018 Trend Brief: Burgers

    How Do You Like Your Burger? Medium? Rare? Plant-based? The options are endless. With new technology for plant-based alternatives to meat, everyone – from vegetarians to flexitarians – is able to enjoy a burger with their favorite toppings. Burgers are becoming one of the most versatile menu options as opportunities for innovation continue to expand. […]

  • Beer Flavors in Food are Trending

    A New Trend in Food Beer flavors in finished food applications are gaining traction in the industry. From 2016 to 2017, Innova Market Insights tracked an 8% increase in new product introductions for foods with beer style flavors. The main categories that are seeing growth include sauces, seasonings, meats and snacks. Since this is a […]

  • July 2018 Trend Brief: Fermented Foods

    Trends in Fermented Foods Fermentation has been used as a method of preservation for perishable foods for centuries. What comes to mind when you hear ‘fermented foods’? Probably your favorite flavor of yogurt, a generous side of kimchi or happy hour. But where would the food industry be without cheese, chocolate, and gochujang? As the […]

  • The Impact of Natural Antioxidants

    The Basics of Antioxidants In an effort to provide our customers with the tools they need for making product formulation decisions, we put together a video series detailing the use of antioxidants. Meet one of our antioxidant experts, Poulson Joseph. Poulson will be explaining not only the purpose of antioxidants, but the difference between natural […]

  • June 2018 Trend Brief: Barbecue

    Global BBQ Trends With the arrival of summer comes the season of smoking meat and savory barbecue sauces. New product launches around the globe are showing an increase in intriguing new BBQ flavors like beer style flavors to create sauces such as pilsner and dark lager shiner, as well as other flavors like mango chipotle, […]